Campus Visit Checklist

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Campus Visit Checklist
Find out what you need to do to apply and see if the college’s classes and
majors are what you want.
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Take part in a group information session at the admission office.
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Interview with an admission officer.
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Pick up financial aid forms.
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Sit in on a class that interests you. If classes aren’t in session, just see
what the classrooms are like.
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Meet a professor who teaches a subject that interests you.
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Talk to students about what they think of their classes and professors.
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Get the names of the people you meet and their business cards so you
can contact them later.
Explore the Campus
Get a feel for student life and see if this college is a place where you will
do well:
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Take a campus tour.
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Talk to current students about life on campus and the college.
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Check out the freshmen dorms and stay overnight with a student, if
possible.
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Visit the dining hall, fitness center, library, career center, bookstore and
other campus facilities.
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Talk to the coaches of sports that you may want to play.
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Walk or drive around the community surrounding the campus.
Check Out Campus Media
Tune in to learn what’s happening on campus and what’s on students’
minds:
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Listen to the college radio station.
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Read the student newspaper and other student publications.
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Scan bulletin boards to see what daily student life is like.
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Go to the career center and learn what services it offers.
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Browse the school’s website and any campus blogs.
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